Great essay. First, I would like to say that you did a great job choosing background music. Also you did a great job linking all the small things together. I love how you linked it to the song and made shared your interpretation with us. You really did a great job selecting photos as well. It reminds me of the quote from Ferris Bueller, "Life moves fast. If you don't stop and look around you will miss it."
This is an interesting reflection, especially the details about how you changed into a writer. The music is slightly too loud, but its manageable with the good, consistent narration. I feel this would be a better reflection if there was more of it: those tons of things you mentioned, what are they? Otherwise, this is an excellent reflection, with a good theme.
Sidenote: Very good 400s the both of us!
I love how me and you had such a different approach, yet they both worked. Mine was completely a thing about how one big memory had reminded me of other things, maybe like a small memory. Yet yours was small memories all relating to big things. It is cool that all different kind of essays can work. I also really like the music in the background, it goes very well with your essay.Great job.
I really, really like how this is constructed. This is very well put together. I like the section when you speak about someone caring about you, and you caring about them. It is very true, if you have anyone who matters to you, they most likely think you matter. A great video essay Billy.
That was a pleasure to watch Billy! At the beginning I was skeptical of your choice of music, as the tempo was faster than your voice over, but it worked out and in the end I found it quite enjoyable! I loved your memory about the track meet, and how you connected it to supporting others and yourself, what it feels like and why its important. Good finish, it was a pleasure serving with you!
This is a very well put together video, Billy. I really liked your opening and closing sentences, it really made me think more about how the small things in life can make a very big difference. You had an excellent finish to the year, and it was good spending five years with you. Good luck in 9th grade!
Great work Billy. Similar to Clem, I was also skeptical in your choice of Music. But as the video went along I really began to enjoy it and noticed that it fit perfectly with your essay. I've noticed a lot of things looking through all these Video Essay's. All of them Show how far we have came.
Great post, Billy. I was really surprised and delighted to hear the music that you picked, and it's clear that you put lots of time into the essay and the video that you made. Good job!
I am trying to watch this right now, but something is wring with the buffering. It is stuttering and stopping on me. Not your fault--probably my computers.
I LOVE your essay. It has a natural and unself-conscious feel to everything you say--and the way you develop the theme of the "little things in life" is spot on perfect. You weave some poignant and powerful mini stories into your narrative and develop the theme of caring about everything. As an English teacher, I am certainly happy that you took to poetry they way you have--and that "taking to" serves as foundation for the whole essay.
Your final paragraph is outstanding--as is this whole video essay. Thaks for a great year!
Once a boy from a small town in Connecticut. Now a young man in Massachusetts.